China Won’t Forsake North Korea

Tensions between North Korea and China have been on the rise due to the recent nuclear test by Pyongyang. As a result, China has voiced support for the U.N. Security Council’s resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on...

China Calls For UNSC Prudence on North Korea

As trade between China and North Korea increases despite tensions over North Korea’s satellite launch, China is calling for the United Nations Security Council to ‘react calmly’ over North Korea’s recent...

In Syria, a Rare Chinese Foray into Foreign Policy

After vetoing a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on the administration of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, China has offered a four-point plan to try to end an ongoing civil conflict there. Presented on October 31,...

China Hosts Talks With Syrian Aide

As violence in Syria continues, China and Russia have garnered criticism due to their vetoes against the United Nations’ resolution. The BBC reports that, in an effort to resolve the conflict, China is hosting Syria...

China and Russia Again Veto Syria Resolution

Following Wednesday's bomb attack on the Syrian parliament which killed key members of the ruling party, the longstanding conflict there between rebels and the government has sharply deteriorated as violence spiraled out of...

Ban Seeks Tougher Action in China Visit

CDT previously reported on the division of global opinion over the conflict in Syria, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has now arrived early in China to seek tougher action in Syria. The Voice of America...

How Syria Divided the World

While China has hardened its position towards Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on China to use its influence in the Syria dispute, from AFP: The UN leader “called on China to use its influence...

China Backs UN Statement Against Rocket Launch

China joined the rest of the UN Security Council on Monday in backing a statement condemning North Korea’s failed rocket launch last week, calling for harsher sanctions and warning of “further consequences” in...

China Welcomes Annan Visit

Despite China’s veto of the U.N. resolution that calls on Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to step down, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has announced that China and Syria have agreed to support his plan to resolve the...

Russia, China Veto U.N. Resolution on Syria

In Syria, violence has escalated in an uprising against the government of Bashar al-Assad, including a recent shelling by Assad’s forces in Homs that reportedly killed up to 300 people. In response, the U.N. Security...

China Deepens Engagement With Libyan Rebels

Reuters reports on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s continuing cultivation of links with the Libyan rebel National Transition Council, following a visit by a high-ranking diplomat to their Benghazi headquarters. The visit by...



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